Britney to play lesbian killer in “Faster Pussycat” remake? (update: no)

Britney Spears hit Robinson Boulevard yesterday to shop and let the hoard of paparazzi know how well she’s doing. She was with her assistant and bodyguard and looked refreshed after her Mexican vacation. Her hair keeps looking better and she’s cleaned up well. Britney hit one of Christina Aguilera’s favorite restaurants, Little Door, later that night.

The Daily Mail is reporting that director Quentin Tarantino wants Britney to play a “killer lesbian stripper” in a remake of the 1965 camp classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. Britney loves playing stripper, and she’s shown that she’s willing to play a lesbian so it’s a natural choice:

The singer was apparently chosen by the Pulp Fiction director to play dancer Varla in a remake of the 1965 cult film Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

The movie sees three thrill-seeking strippers encountering a young couple in the desert.

Spears’ character murders the boyfriend with her bare hands before taking the girlfriend hostage. The troubled singer will also have sex scenes with another girl before the drama ends in a blood-bath.

Tarantino is in discussions with other Hollywood stars to take the roles of the remaining two strippers.

A source said: “Quentin is convinced Britney will be brilliant. She’s delighted. She thinks it could turn her career around.

“It is perfect Tarantino material. He wanted to get Britney first. She’s playing the most important character.”

[From The Daily Mail]

Britney can sort-of act. She didn’t do a terrible job on How I Met Your Mother or Will & Grace, and this isn’t the worst idea in the world. My first instinct would be to say this is a fake story, but since it’s Quentin Tarantino we’re talking about it does have a ring of truth to it. It’s a gamble to put Britney in a movie, though. Singers may have a lot of fans and get coverage in the tabloids but that doesn’t always translate well to the big screen. Just ask Mariah Carey – or Britney circa 2002.

Update: Britney’s rep denied this report, saying “she’s concentrating on recording her next album.”

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  1. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    It won’t happen. It would require her keeping to a fairly normal schedule and working for more than a few days. Got nothing against the girl, but those two things seem to be above and beyond her life skills lately.

  2. geronimo says:

    Sacrilege!! Cult classic!! Russ Meyer will be turning in his grave.

  3. RG says:

    She would probably just make a cameo like Fergie did in Planet Terror (not a Tarantino flick, but part of Gindhouse).

    He doesn’t seem like he would be a Britney fan, it’s probably just for publicity since Grindhouse didn’t do that well at the box office.

  4. Tess says:

    Good Grief. Think about the effect getting inside the head of this character could have on her own barely functional life. Talk about playing with fire.

  5. Snowblood says:

    I believe this rumour. It has a ring of truth to it. Tarantino has a history of revitalising actors’ careers, and I bet he really HAS had Britney Spears in mind for this role all along. I believe it, plus I have a feeling that Britney would be excellent in the role. She gets way too underestimated. This would/will be a film I will definitely DEFinitely see. I love Quentin Tarantino’s films, and I adore Britney Spears.

  6. CelebitchyFAN says:

    Looks like Brit-Brit is back to using Proactive, the pimple/scab that lived on her chin for the last year and a half is finally gone. I was starting to think maybe she had an STD on her face.

  7. bdthomp says:

    I can’t see Britney as Varla, maybe as Billie but not the lead. However, since the Russ Meyer film is one of my favorites, I’m keeping my fingers crossed this remake never happens.

  8. geronimo says:

    Thank God, bdthomp, it’s not just me.
    Another thing, Brit’s not even near big-breasted enough to walk in Varla’s killer boots. This would be wrong on so many levels. NOT remake material. Put it down Quentin. Now.

  9. Kaiser says:

    Team Snowblood. 🙂

    For some reason I think Spears + Tarantino = film magic.

  10. Kristin says:

    Psh. Give it to the girl who can’t even act.

  11. Snowblood says:

    @ Kaiser – “Spears + Tarantino = film magic.” I know, right? That’s a great way to state it, and I completely agree.

  12. Kristin says:

    Celebitchy- I have tried to em@il you twice in the past 2 months, and never got a reply back. Does your em@il work?

  13. Kaiser says:

    @Snowblood – I think it’s because Brit & Quentin are unhinged in two completely different, yet completely compatible ways. If it happens, it will rock. 🙂

  14. elisha says:

    I’m with snowblood too.

    Tarantino single-handedly revived John Travolta’s career (who single-handedly trashed it again)… so I have faith Quentin could do it for Britney. Plus he seems like he’d totally be into Brit, even if he is being a little “ironic” about it.

  15. daisy424 says:

    I thought Quentin’s muse was Uma ❓

  16. RAN says:

    You know, I’d like to see Britney do well and all, but Quentin seems to be seeing something I don’t get.

    I’m with geronimo and bdthomp… step away from the funny little cigarette Quentin.

  17. gg says:

    Oh hell yea, Britney would be perfect for a prime Tarantino role. excellent! 😆

    Who’s her little twin, dressed exactly alike?

  18. Trillion says:

    OK, OK if Tarentino MUST put Brit in a movie I wish he’d just write her a part and leave FPKK the fuck alone. What’s with all the bleedin’ remakes? It’s like sampling has invaded the film world…